To say that this has not been a good year for the “Killer B’s” would be an understatement. Manny Banuelos has barely pitched at all this season, Dellin Betances was demoted from Triple-A to Double-A and the one who got away, Andrew Brackman, has designated for assignment by the Reds earlier this week.
Brackman left the Yankees for the Reds during this past offseason after they declined to pick up his option for this season. While with the Reds organization things didn’t get better for Brackman.
He pitched in 24 games this year, only eight as a starter, and had a terrible 6.71 ERA with bad peripherals, a 6.7 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9. Those numbers were all worse than the 6.00 ERA, 7.0 K/9 and 7.0 BB/9 that he posted last year that led to the Yankees releasing him.
I hate to say his career is over, but he’ll be 27 this offseason and is no where near ready for the major leagues with his crazy bouts of wildness. It’s likely that he can find another job or two because of his incredible size, he’s 6-foot-10, 230-pounds, but at this point he’s a sinking ship.
It’s a sad story, but a cautionary tale to not put too much stock in even the best of prospects.